For Immediate Release
March 22, 2023
The Working Hungry documentary film screening and discussion to address the growing crisis of food insecurity
Film one of more than 35 statewide showings and discussions taking place this year to bring attention to hunger in Indiana
CROWN POINT – Northwest Indiana Community Action in partnership with NWI Food Council will be screening a new documentary film, The Working Hungry. The film will be shown several days in April, each will be followed by a discussion about food insecurity and hunger in our community and Indiana.
The Working Hungry is a 30-minute film built around the stories of three families and through them, the stories of more than 700,000 people across the state of Indiana. Most of these are working families, and their hunger is hidden from those around them.
The compelling documentary asks why, in a time of low unemployment and food abundance, is food insecurity and hunger so prevalent and what can be done. The Working Hungry will dive deep into the reality of food insecurity in Indiana and what more could be done to destigmatize the conversation, more clearly understand underlying causes, and truly end hunger.
This event will be one of four in a series hosted by the NWI Food Council in partnership with NWI Community Action and The Pax Center. Dates, times, and locations of all screening & discussion events in the series include:
April 19, 2-4pm
Jasper County Community Services
April 21, 6-8pm
State Street Church
April 26, 11am-1pm
South Shore CVA
April 27, 1-3pm
Dean & Barbara White Southlake YMCA
Want to attend? You can register here.
Throughout 2023, screenings of The Working Hungry, and relevant
discussions will take place statewide, hosted by over 30 organizations.
Information about all upcoming showings can be found at Indy Hunger Network.
Community leaders participating in the panel discussion include representatives from Food Bank of NWI, Community Health Net, Indiana Department of Child Services, Urban League, Meals on Wheels, United Way of NWI, Geminus, Headstart, City of Rensselaer-Mayor, Rensselaer Food Pantry, Sojourner Truth, Brown Faces Green Spaces, Community Love Café, and more…
The Working Hungry film and community screenings are made possible by Ascension St. Vincent, Indy Hunger Network, and with additional support from Dave and Robin Miner, Steve and Cindy Gillman, and Brandt and Christine Lawson.
Claudia Pena, Communications Manager, Northwest Indiana Community Action
Dr. Virginia Pleasant, Co-Executive Director, NWI Food Council